I was thrilled to attend 2 out of 3 sessions of the fashion illustration workshops given by Renaldo Barnette, consulting designer and illustrator at Ralph Lauren. This was facilitated by Brandon Graham & Would You Rock This? and sponsored by Copic Markers . It was held at the Ripley Grier Studios at 520 8th Avenue in Manhattan on August 3 and 17th.
As an illustrator whose first love has always been fashion, I enjoyed every minute of it. We had a lovely model, Jennifer, whose grace made sketching a delight. Renaldo gave us great insight into the fashion world and gave us one-on-one attention. It also kept me sketching furiously, which is great practice, as i’m used to more detailed work in my studio. I sketched in pencil and used markers for the color.
Renaldo showed us many of the sketches he’s done over the years for different designers which was so inspiring! Brandon kept the music going and timed all our sketching poses as well as passing out free marker gifts from Copic.
All in all, well worth attending, I loved the experience and new portfolio pieces I created! Check in with WYRT for upcoming events! They are awesome!